Annie Ackerman

Annie Ackerman (1914 - March 1, 1989) was an American political activist. Known as the Condo Queen, she moved to Miami in 1969 from Chicago. In Florida, she became a prominent member of the Florida Democratic Party. She was inducted into the Florida Women's Hall of Fame.[1]

Annie Ackerman
Died( 1989 -04-01)April 1, 1989
Other namesCondo Queen


She grew up in Chicago. In 1969, she and her husband, Irving, moved to North Miami Beach.[2]

She led a condo association, and her endorsement was often sought by local politicians and presidential candidates.[3] A 30-block stretch of Biscayne Boulevard was named after her, and Charles Whitehead said that Ackerman "wields more power than any other private citizen in Florida". She controlled 40,000 votes, and influenced thousands more.[4] She was acquainted with Jimmy Carter, Walter Mondale, and Michael Dukakis, all of whom she endorsed for their presidential campaigns. In her early life, Ackerman worked for Richard J. Daley, and she often organized protests.[5]


  1. "Annie Ackerman - Florida Women's Hall of Fame". Florida Women's Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2018-03-09.
  2. "Anne Ackerman, 75, Influential South Florida Activist". tribunedigital-sunsentinel. Retrieved 2018-03-10.
  3. Sydney P., Freedberg. "With primaries nigh, a condo commando marshals her forces; in northeast Dade County, the wise candidate pays heed to Annie Ackerman. (political activist gets a large part of the vote out from the condominium owners)". The Wall Street Journal Western Edition.
  4. "US Election: Old folks flock to Dukakis on word of 'Condo Queen'". The Times (London, England). March 8, 1988.
  5. "Annie Ackerman". Santa Fe New Mexican. May 2, 1989.

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